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Science: Ms.Renee Thayer
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
Email:
thayerr@springfieldpublicschools.com


Zoom link for Friday May 29th 2:00

Renee Thayer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Join Zoom Meeting
https://springfieldpublicschools.zoom.us/j/94719198402?pwd=VjF4UnNxWFNibGo2dWxZaHJhdzY1UT09

Meeting ID: 947 1919 8402
Password: 718543


Week of May 25

3rd Grade

Title

Forces

Link

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/jKKZsnNnMu

 

Topic:

The laws of force and motion explored

Assignment

And how to show work

This is a new nearpod assignment. Once you follow the link and directions to log on all of your information will be stored to me.

Class Kahoot

Force and Motion

https://kahoot.it/challenge/02858733?challenge-id=e488eb44-f940-45ac-8d37-33489499af85_1590670054510

 

 

4th and 5th Grade

Title:

Human Impact

Link:

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/oGCeRqBNMu

 

Topic Question.

This is a new Nearpod lesson. In this lesson students will learn about how humans impact our earth and what we can do to have less impact.

 

Quizz

Similar to kahoot.

Human Impact on Earth Kahoot

 

https://kahoot.it/challenge/03712798?challenge-id=e488eb44-f940-45ac-8d37-33489499af85_1590670807608

 

 

 

  • Please look below for the 4th and 5th grade links to fun science gizmo lessons.  They are interactive and fun to complete.  Iwill get all the results on that website.  
  • Enrolling at ExploreLearning.com
  • 4th Grade code:  GXXNB9
  • 5th Grade code:  7JCX5P


Week of May 18

 

3rd Grade

Title

What kind of animals could there be in the future.

Link

https://mysteryscience.com/animals/mystery-4/trait-variation-inheritance-artificial-selection/30?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

 

Topic:

In this Mystery, students learn how people create new breeds of animals by mating (selecting) individuals with desirable traits.

Assignment

And how to show work

Follow the video and either record your race, or take a photo of your paper work. Most importantly have fun with it.

Class Quizz

https://quizizz.com/join?gc=4417615

On inherited traits

 

4th Grade

Title:

How would you survive a landslide.

Link:

https://mysteryscience.com/rocks/mystery-4/erosion-natural-hazards-engineering/58?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

 

Topic Question.

In this Mystery, students will learn about the types, causes, and dangers of landslides. In the activity, Slide City, students are faced with the engineering problems of protecting a house from a landslide and preventing a landslide from happening. They use a brainstorming technique to design creative solutions.

 

Quizz

Similar to kahoot.

https://quizizz.com/join?gc=1262538

Natural disasters

 

 Below is a fourth Grade sign on to an interactive science learning website.  When students log on and participate with the activity all of their work is sent to me automatically.

Enrolling at ExploreLearning.com

Follow these simple steps to enroll in your teacher’s class:

Step 1: Go to https://www.explorelearning.com

Step 2: Click on the “Enroll in a Class” button in the upper right

 hand corner of the web page.

Step 3: Type in your teacher’s class code: GXXNB9

Click “Continue” and follow the directions on the site to

complete your enrollment.

Step 4: Write down your username and password and put this

sheet in your class notebook.

 username: ________________________

password: ________________________

Congratulations! Now that you’re enrolled, you can login anytime using just your username and password (no class code required)

 

5th Grade

Topic

Do worms really eat dirt?

Link:

https://mysteryscience.com/astronomy/mystery-3/seasonal-changes-shadow-length/76?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

Topic

In this Mystery, students discover the critical role earthworms play in decomposing dead material and releasing nutrients into the soil. During a two-part activity, Ask a Worm, students observe earthworms and then design their own “fair test” investigations of earthworm behavior. Students first make close observations of worms. Then, students conduct a simple experiment with multiple trials to figure out if worms prefer dry or wet areas. They consider what a “fair test” is and design an experiment to answer other questions about worms.

Quizz

https://quizizz.com/join?gc=9461204

Food webs

Below is a 5th  Grade sign on to an interactive science learning website.  When students log on and participate with the activity all of their work is sent to me automatically.

 

Enrolling at ExploreLearning.com

Follow these simple steps to enroll in your teacher’s class:

Step 1: Go to https://www.explorelearning.com

Step 2: Click on the “Enroll in a Class” button in the upper right

 hand corner of the web page.

Step 3: Type in your teacher’s class code: 7JCX5P

Click “Continue” and follow the directions on the site to

complete your enrollment.

Step 4: Write down your username and password and put this

sheet in your class notebook.






Week of May 12

 

3rd Grade

Title

Can you out run a Dinosaur

Link

https://mysteryscience.com/animals/mystery-3/fossil-evidence-trace-fossils-animal-behavior/417?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

Topic:

In this activity you will challenge a family member to see if you all can run faster then a dinosaur.

Assignment

And how to show work

Follow the video and either record your race, or take a photo of your paper work. Most importantly have fun with it.

Class Quizz

https://quizizz.com/join?gc=713379 

Please use your full name so I will know how you each have done.

 

4th Grade

Title:

Will a Mountain last Forever ( weathering and erosion)

Link:

https://mysteryscience.com/rocks/mystery-3/weathering-erosion/57?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

Assignment:

If you can do the activity send a response of how it went. If not just take a photo of plants braking rocks near you. ( hint look at sidewalks, or driveways)

 

Class Kahoot on weathering and erosion

You can read up on weathering and erosion first using the quizlets below

https://quizlet.com/_83mora?x=1jqt&i=2vg8mm

 

Then log into the kahoot to see how you compare with the fourth grade scholars.
Please use your real full name so I can see your results.

https://kahoot.it/challenge/01283564?challenge-id=e488eb44-f940-45ac-8d37-33489499af85_1589310333879

 

 

 Below is a fourth Grade sign on to an interactive science learning website.  When students log on and participate with the activity all of their work is sent to me automatically.

Enrolling at ExploreLearning.com

Follow these simple steps to enroll in your teacher’s class:

Step 1: Go to https://www.explorelearning.com

Step 2: Click on the “Enroll in a Class” button in the upper right

 hand corner of the web page.

Step 3: Type in your teacher’s class code: GXXNB9

Click “Continue” and follow the directions on the site to

complete your enrollment.

Step 4: Write down your username and password and put this

sheet in your class notebook.

 username: ________________________

password: ________________________

Congratulations! Now that you’re enrolled, you can login anytime using just your username and password (no class code required)

 

5th Grade

Topic

How Can the Sun tell you the Season?

Link:

https://mysteryscience.com/astronomy/mystery-3/seasonal-changes-shadow-length/76?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

Assignment:

Answer the 8 questions and put in dojo portfolio

Quizz

https://quizizz.com/join?gc=919290
Please use your real full name when signing in to the quiz so that you get credit.

on the earths rotation and revolution

Below is a 5th  Grade sign on to an interactive science learning website.  When students log on and participate with the activity all of their work is sent to me automatically.

 

Enrolling at ExploreLearning.com

Follow these simple steps to enroll in your teacher’s class:

Step 1: Go to https://www.explorelearning.com

Step 2: Click on the “Enroll in a Class” button in the upper right

 hand corner of the web page.

Step 3: Type in your teacher’s class code: 7JCX5P

Click “Continue” and follow the directions on the site to

complete your enrollment.

Step 4: Write down your username and password and put this

sheet in your class notebook.

 


Week of May 4th

 

3rd Grade

Title

How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?

Link

https://mysteryscience.com/animals/mystery-2/fossil-evidence-classification/32?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

 

Topic:

In this Mystery, students will learn how we can infer what the outside of an animal looked like by using clues about their skeleton.

Assignment

And how to show work

If you can print up and work on the activity, then take a picture of the completed work and post on Dojo or send to my email

If you are unable to print then create a drawing to represent what you learned with a short paragraph detailing what the drawing tells us.

 

4th Grade

This week I would like to try a new site. This site allows for students to discover and explore on their own. I can also receive their work instantly, so they do not need to use a different platform to post it. Below are the instructions for logging on to the site. Once you have done it once I will see you and your work. Every week I will post more challenges and students will have access to explore their own challenges if wanted.

If you liked the mystery science then you can opt for that instead or along with

Mystery science lesson 2

Why do some volcanoes explode?

https://mysteryscience.com/rocks/mystery-2/volcanoes-rock-cycle/55?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

If you don’t have the materials to do the experiment then just watch the video and follow along.

 

Enrolling at ExploreLearning.com

Follow these simple steps to enroll in your teacher’s class:

Step 1: Go to https://www.explorelearning.com

Step 2: Click on the “Enroll in a Class” button in the upper right

 hand corner of the web page.

Step 3: Type in your teacher’s class code: GXXNB9

Click “Continue” and follow the directions on the site to

complete your enrollment.

Step 4: Write down your username and password and put this

sheet in your class notebook.

 username: ________________________

password: ________________________

Congratulations! Now that you’re enrolled, you can login anytime using just your username and password (no class code required)

 

5th Grade

This week I would like to try a new site. This site allows for students to discover and explore on their own. I can also receive their work instantly, so they do not need to use a different platform to post it. Below are the instructions for logging on to the site. Once you have done it once I will see you and your work. Every week I will post more challenges and students will have access to explore their own challenges if wanted.

If you enjoyed mystery science then you can choose either to continue with those lessons or try both.

 

Mystery Science

Who set the first clock?

https://mysteryscience.com/astronomy/mystery-2/earth-s-rotation-daily-shadow-patterns/74?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

If you don’t have all the materials to try the activity modify, use tape or paper or just draw the numbers on the plate. Otherwise follow along with the video and see if you can answer the questions.

You can send me a photo or copy of your work through Dojo or email.

 

 

Enrolling at ExploreLearning.com

Follow these simple steps to enroll in your teacher’s class:

Step 1: Go to https://www.explorelearning.com

Step 2: Click on the “Enroll in a Class” button in the upper right

 hand corner of the web page.

Step 3: Type in your teacher’s class code: 7JCX5P

Click “Continue” and follow the directions on the site to

complete your enrollment.

Step 4: Write down your username and password and put this

sheet in your class notebook.

 username: ________________________

password: ________________________

Now you are done and only need the username and password every time you sign on.


Great Science Websites.

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

https://www.brainpop.com/science/seeall/

http://discoverykids.com/activities/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/index.htm

Tired of being at home go on a virtual science field trip.

Go to the tundra and learn about polar bearshttps://www.discoveryeducation.com/learn/tundra-connections/

Go to Mars- https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

Cincinnati Zoohttps://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/

The Aquarium- https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-exhibits/live-web-cams

San Diego Zoo- https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Smithsonian Zoo- https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams


3rd Grade Extension Lessons.

Where can you find whales in the desert? This is the topic that I would like you to look at below. After you link to the page below watch the video. It is a great story of how fossils can tell us about the animals of our past.

You don’t have to try and do the whole activity in a day. Space it out for a couple of days and be sure to involve your family so they can have fun too.

 

https://mysteryscience.com/animals/mystery-1/habitats-fossils-environments-over-time/379?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

 

Me doing the activity in case you can’t print the stuff.

 

If you do any of the activities, please post them on my dojo page or send them to my email thayerr@springfieldpublicschools.com. I would love to see all of the work you are doing.

 

 

4th Grade Extension lessons on Rocks and Minerals

Can a volcano pop up where you live?

This is the topic of the activity below. When you link to this page please watch the video.It’s a great story that will definitely surprise you. Over a couple of days try to do some of the activities located on that page. The extra videos on the left of the page actually has the true story and footage of the volcano in Mexico.

https://mysteryscience.com/rocks/mystery-1/volcanoes-patterns-of-earth-s-features/53?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

 

If you do any of the activities, please post them on my dojo page or send them to my email thayerr@springfieldpublicschools.com. I would love to see all of the work you are doing.

 

 

5th Grade Extension lessons on Space

How fast does the Earth spin? This is the topic for the lesson below. Once you have linked to the site below watch the video and pace yourself through the activities. Explore everything on the page and see if you learn anything new. I know we went over most of this but its always interesting to see it in a different way.

https://mysteryscience.com/astronomy/mystery-1/day-night-earth-s-rotation/378?code=ODA3Mjc1ODY&t=student

 

If you do any of the activities, please post them on my dojo page or send them to my email thayerr@springfieldpublicschools.com. I would love to see all of the work you are doing.

 

Earth Day Challenge:

https://ed.ted.com/on/fU88cMLM



Spring is here!
 Look around outside and see what signs of spring you notice. 
Just for fun.
Try this fun experiment at home it will change your mind of how we see things. 

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/afterimages-illusions#instructions

Great Science Websites.

 

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

https://www.brainpop.com/science/seeall/

http://discoverykids.com/activities/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/index.htm

 

Tired of being at home go on a virtual science fieldtrip.

Go to the tundra and learn about polar bears- https://www.discoveryeducation.com/learn/tundra-connections/

Go to Mars- https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

Cincinnati Zoo- https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/

The Aquarium- https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-exhibits/live-web-cams

San Diego Zoo- https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Smithsonian Zoo- https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams